American Square Dance
The Group Leaders are Alan & Chris Cole
The American Square Dance Group meet at Alford Hall, Manchester Road, Warrington, WA1 3NJ at 10:00am. on Monday mornings
(There is a large free car park at rear of hall or it is a 5 minute journey on bus 2, 3 or 100 from Warrington bus station.)
American Square Dancing is "Fun and Friendship set to Music" and all are welcome to join our group; so do come along and join us as we learn a form of dancing that is danced in most countries of the World. No experience is necessary and if you haven't got a partner that isn't a problem either.
We dance using the Basic Programme which is aimed at beginners with little or no previous knowledge of square dance, and we use the Mainstream Programme for those who have been with the group for longer. For those who wish to take their dancing further we have arrangements with the Allemanders Square Dance Club who organise our Graduations. Experienced Dancers are always very welcome to come along and assist as “Angels”.
Fun and Friendship set to Music, giving exercise to mind and body as well as the enjoyment of laughter. Square Dancing is a particularly social form of dancing.
The Warrington U3A Square Dance Group goes by the name of Warrington Golden Squares.
Neither Alan nor Chris are “Accredited” square dancer callers or teachers, just dancers, who very much enjoy square dancing, and do their best to teach our group members in the true U3A fashion. We have accredited callers visit us a number of times in the year so that we can experience the true atmosphere of a square dance. In addition to our usual weekly meetings, every year we hold a St. Nicholas Dance in December, Easter Dance, and Summer BBQ and Dance. We have held theme dances of Halloween, American Thanksgiving, St. Valentines, Queen’s Jubilee and St. Patrick’s Day to name a few. We also hold a FUNdraising event each year, where we have a LOT of FUN while we raise funds to support our chosen charity.
So far eight of our dancers have progressed to full graduation.
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